Wow Cultural Feast and forthcoming 2016 events...
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Date(s) - Sat 23 January
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hamilton House



Bristol Women of the world (Wow) is a Tribe of Doris project.

Wow is a group of diverse women from different backgrounds, cultures and ages and we welcome ALL women. We meet usually once a month, hold exhibitions, organise outings to the theatre, cinema and dancing. It provides a friendly, social space for women to network, share skills, connect, collaborate and have fun. Most events are women only, children welcome but boys under 12 years only. With the kind support of partners Coexist we have free use of space for our meeting and events at Hamilton House and a group of hard working willing volunteers who help organise/facilitate and attend various Wow events.

Wow Cultural Feast: Sat 23rd January 2016 a sharing of perspectives from different cultural communities around mental health, through performances, conversations, food and film we explore how to tackle stigma, discrimination and isolation as well as positive strategies to maintain continuous good mental health. The afternoon format is two short performance pieces that explore stereotypes as well as strategies that work and those that don’t. Each piece will be followed by small group discussions to explore the highlighted issues, share stories and personal experiences. FOOD is good for all our health, so we will provide a free delicious hot meal at 6pm and invite you to bring a favourite savoury or sweet snack to share. From 7pm to 8pm we will be screening a number of short films followed by a Q & A. The event is free and women only. The subject matter however may not be suitable for young children, so parental guidance recommended. Please book so can ensure we have enough food for everyone by emailing

Times: 3pm to 8pm. Location: Conference Room ( 5th Floor) Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

One Billon Rising – The Revolution event– Sunday 14th February 2016 – 3pm to 6pm central location tbc so watch this space for details of this collaboration between Bristol Rise and Bristol (Wow) Women of the World, to raise awareness and stop violence against women. This event is open to ALL genders and ages. Everyone is welcome, please wear red & black and bring a drum, bell or other musical instrument and set of battery operated fairy lights (if you have). There is a Wow dance routine based on a song by Etana called ‘On Way’ from 2015 that will be performed during the day. There will be at least two opportunities to learn the routine before the day, so if you would like to take part please contact Wow so we can add you to our rehearsal

Lifting our Spirts – Sat 27th February 2016 2pm to 8pm; Horfield Quaker Meeting House, Gloucester Road. The Women’s Community Forum is organizing an event to think about mental health. It starts at 2.15 with a Breathing Fire playback theatre performance – Broken minds, broken hearts – followed by series of creativity workshops in African dance, visual arts, playback theatre and yoga workshops, as well as an opportunity for discussion and debate – all free. Refreshments served all day. For more details 07449 196673.

Exhibition on Activism Friday 4th to Thursday 10th March 2016 – at Hamilton House in the exhibition space which is open to ALL members the general public. If any women would like to exhibit something please email

Launch and Cabaret on Activism Sunday 6th March 12.30pm to 4.30pm (exact details tbc) Chance mingle talk about the exhibition pieces and take part in and watch some performances. (Women Only but children and boys under 12 years are welcome). If any woman would like a slot to perform please email

Focus on Young Women; On Saturday the 12th March 2016 – Creative Youth Network are organising a day of music, talks, art and empowerment linked to International Women’s Day 2016 at The Station, Silver Street, Central Bristol. Contact Emily Bull 0117 204 7338

Wow outings to Maze Studios: 2nd and 30th April 2016 – 3pm to 5pm both days. These are our two trips to Maze studios, Barton Hill – first session create & make, 2nd session fire & finish. Another chance to make beautiful things using clay. Space, clay and equipment kindly donated FREE to Wow by Renne, one of our new partner organisations.

Wow May meeting Sat 21st May 2016 – 3pm to 5pm at Hamilton House. Our last session before 3 month break for summer antics. Watch this space for more details.

This Earth Gathering a women only festival – 17th to 19th June 2016 in Blackdown Hills, Devon. For more details contact Paloma

For more information on all Bristol Wow events please contact Rachel